Man charged with Batavia bike shop burglary
A 27-year-old Batavia man was charged with trying to steal a $2,900 women's racing bike Tuesday morning from Prairie Path Cycles in downtown Batavia.
Frank E. Ryan, of the 300 block of Deila Street, faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison if convicted of felony burglary.
According to Batavia police, authorities responded to 160 W. Wilson St. at 2:12 a.m. Tuesday for a burglar alarm.
Detective Kevin Bretz said an officer saw Ryan behind the bike shop and other officers found a glass pane missing from the front door and a traffic barricade in front of it.
Inside, a bike display had been knocked over.
Authorities said they found a Trek women's racing bike, valued at $2,899, in the bushes at the corner of First and Water streets near where Ryan was spotted.
After officers determined the bike came from the business, Ryan was charged with burglary.
"His story didn't match up with what he was doing," Bretz said.
Ryan's bail was set at $15,000, meaning he must post $1,500 to be released while the case is pending.
He is next due in court April 30.
According to court records, Ryan does not have any previous arrests in Kane County.